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Karen Sihra

Karen Sihra

Board Director

Karen Sihra is the founder of Sihra Advisory, a global consultancy firm dedicated to driving business and talent practices that champion equity, inclusivity, and diversity within complex organizations. With over 25 years of experience spanning investing and banking, Karen has a proven track record of integrating business imperatives with equity and inclusion principles to effect positive change. Karen’s leadership in shaping organizations and cultivating inclusive environments has garnered international recognition.

From 2018 to 2023, Karen served as the Managing Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at CPP Investments. Reporting directly to the board and CEO, she spearheaded the development and implementation of the organization’s global EDI strategy within a workforce of over 2000 employees.

Prior to her tenure at CPP Investments, Karen amassed over two decades of experience at TD Bank, the sixth-largest bank in North America. With progressively senior roles in retail, wealth management, merchant solutions, and human resources, Karen concurrently pursued her PhD at the University of Toronto. This multifaceted background enables her to approach EDI work with a focus on tangible business outcomes, while also equipping her with the skills to navigate the complexities of business and drive meaningful change.

As a thought leader, Karen is a highly sought-after speaker at conferences and events. She has shared her insights on the intersection of business and diversity as a keynote speaker and has authored several publications exploring the significance of inclusive business practices. Karen is proud to serve on the boards of the Children’s Aid Society and the Centre for Social Innovation.